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Ready for Life

Ready for Life
Calvin College
Ready for Life
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Program Contact Emily Perton
Phone 616-248-3775

To educate and empower adults with developmental disabilities by providing a supportive and structured college experience to help each individual achieve their greatest level of independence and promote inclusion. Through the generosity of Calvin College, Ready for Life provides post-secondary educational experiences for college aged individuals experiencing cognitive, learning, or social disabilities on their campus in Grand Rapids, MI.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 5
Deadline to apply to this program: April 15
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Tuition amount: $18,250.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students have travel training and individualized instruction, as well as courses in Orientation to college, Independent living instruction, Social skills, Study skills, Life skills

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Last updated: Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:25